30 Jan 2024

DIY Funerals, Curbing the cost of dying

From Checkpoint, 5:54 pm on 30 January 2024

We all know about the cost of living, but what about the cost of dying?

It's something you might not want to think about, but it could pay to.

Consumer NZ puts the average price of a funeral at around $10,000.

However, a growing number of people are discovering it's possible to do it yourself, without needing funeral director.

Reporter Luka Forman and cameraman Nick Monro have more.